American Humane Association Assists With Boulder Wildfire Animal Rescue and Evacuation

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As the wildfire in Boulder, Colo., continues to grow, American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services™, based in Denver, Colo., has deployed to assist Boulder County Animal Control with evacuating animals that have been left behind by their owners in the Sugarloaf Mountain area. Many families were away over Labor Day weekend and were not able to evacuate their pets. 

American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services™ team deployed to Boulder this afternoon at the request of Boulder County Animal Control. The team will assist the community in rescuing, caring for and sheltering pets that are hurt, lost or left behind during evacuations. The team plans to assist as long as needed.

“Many homeowners were on vacation yesterday, and an unknown number of family pets were left behind,” said Debrah Schnackenberg, vice president of American Humane Association’s Emergency Services. “We will do everything we can to rescue these animals and reunite them with their families.”

To schedule an interview with Debrah Schnackenberg, vice president of American Humane Association’s Emergency Services, please contact Heather Black at 720-873-6771 or heatherb@americanhumane.org

American Humane Association’s Red Star Animal Emergency Services is available to help communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to a nationwide team of highly trained Animal Emergency Services volunteers. These individuals are committed to making sure animal needs are met during times of crisis. For more information on Red Star Animal Emergency Services, visit www.americanhumane.org/redstar.

About American Humane Association

Since 1877, the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from cruelty and abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. As the nation’s voice for the protection of children and animals, American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association atwww.americanhumane.org today.

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